Members are covered by the AmeriCorps Healthcare Benefits Plan managed by Seven Corners. The plan covers routine as well as emergency care during service and some pharmacy needs, but does not cover medical care for pre-existing conditions or routine dental care. The AmeriCorps Healthcare Benefits Plan is not insurance, but rather a basic health benefit package, and will not satisfy the individual responsibility requirement of the Affordable Care Act. For more information, please visit their website at www.americorps.sevencorners.com.
AmeriCorps NCCC members receive a modest living allowance of approximately $4,000 for the 10 months of service (about $200 every two weeks before taxes), limited medical benefits, up to $400 a month for childcare, if necessary, member uniforms, and Segal AmeriCorps Education Award (currently $5,775) upon successful completion of the program. In addition, members do not have to pay for meals and housing.
AmeriCorps NCCC members perform team-based service projects in five service areas – direct response and recovery to Natural and Other Disasters, Infrastructure Improvement, Environmental Stewardship and Conservation, Urban and Rural Development, and Energy Conservation -- in communities in all 50 states and U.S. territories.